Bloom Holistic Centre March 8 - March 10, 2024

Winter Wellness Retreat

Winter Wellness Retreat 


Friday March 8 – Sunday March 10, 2024

Embark on a transformative journey like no other at the captivating Bloom Holistic Retreat, a haven nestled by a pristine lake. Join esteemed health and wellness experts, Tracy Billows and Susan Benoit, for an immersive weekend dedicated to igniting your inner healing power and revitalizing your entire being.

Prepare to discover a newfound vitality within yourself as you push beyond your limits and step outside of your comfort zone. With Bloom Holistic Retreat as your luxurious sanctuary, located just 1.5-2 hours from Ottawa, you’ll find yourself surrounded by 681 acres of untouched boreal forest, creating a serene and enchanting backdrop for your wellness experience.

Indulge in exquisite accommodations that will make you feel right at home, complemented by delicious vegetarian meals that will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body. Immerse yourself in the spacious yoga room, boasting magnificent views and premium yoga props, where you can explore various styles of yoga, tailored to all levels.

But that’s just the beginning. Brace yourself for an array of healing modalities carefully curated to awaken and transform you on every level. Dive into the heart-pounding world of guided Breathwork and Cold Plunge classes, where you’ll be guided and supported every step of the way, unveiling your hidden strength and capabilities. Experience the invigorating rejuvenation of Guided Contrast Therapy, alternating between soothing saunas and refreshing cold plunges.

Engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, or simply unwind with peaceful moments of relaxation, curled up with a book by the warm embrace of a crackling fire. Connect with like-minded individuals, fostering both new and old friendships, as you embrace the true essence of community.

Further enhance your experience by embracing a digital detox, giving yourself the freedom to unplug and reconnect with the present moment on your own terms. Our full agenda is thoughtfully designed with your well-being in mind, ensuring that you have the autonomy to participate in as much or as little as your heart desires.

Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, where the boundaries of your potential will be challenged, and the vibrant, revitalized version of yourself will shine. Bloom Holistic Retreat awaits, ready to unlock the wellness enthusiast within you.

Check in: 4pm Friday

Check out: 12pm Sunday, although you are welcome to stay and enjoy the property.

March 1st you will be emailed directions, full weekend itinerary, a list of what to bring, and how best to prepare to get the most out of your experience.


All rooms have their own private ensuite bath. Rooms are first come, first serve.

  • LAST TWO ROOMS AVAILABLE: Upper level: Queen bed (single occupancy) $1495 +hst
  • SOLD OUT – Bunk Room: a dorm style room with 4 beds $795 per person +hst
  • SOLD OUT – Lower level: King bed (single occupancy) $1395 +hst
  • SOLD OUT – Lower level: 2 Twin beds (double occupancy) $895 per person +hst 
  • SOLD OUT – Upper level: 2 Twin beds (double occupancy) $995 per person +hst 

Sample Itinerary (TBC):

7am Light Breakfast

8am – Guided Breathwork & Cold plunge class

10am Yoga Flow

12pm Lunch

2pm Guided Contrast Therapy (breathwork, cycling between sauna / lake)

6pm Dinner 

8pm Slow Flow & Yin Yoga

Bookings will be made through our travel partner Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Direct Travel, 93 Main Street S, Georgetown, ON, L7G 3E5, phone: 905-873-2000 ext. 1232,, TICO 50023504

Email Cathy and book your spot TODAY!

Terms and Conditions:

  • Full payment is due at the time of booking
  • Cancellations can be made up to Feb. 8th, less a $500 fee.
  • Cancellations after Feb. 8th are not refundable, but payment is transferable if you find someone to take your place. 

Questions? Please email

More about Tracy Billows & Susan Benoit

Susan is a certified strength and conditioning coach, breath coach, and cold exposure guide. She has 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She got into breath work and cold exposure after having open heart surgery and struggling with anxiety and depression and now guides breath work and cold exposure classes in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. 

Susan is passionate about inspiring others to discover their greatness and to have them understand that their environment does not have to dictate who they want to be. She leads with an open heart, and encourage those around her to expand their personal limits and explore what it means to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Visit Susan’s website HERE

Tracy can best be described as a health enthusiast.  Yoga of course is a huge part of Tracy’s life – she’s been a devoted yoga student for over 25 years and has been teaching for 15. 

Tracy is equally passionate about many other things wellness-related.  From cold plunges, to holistic nutrition, to mindset, to endurance sports, she is constantly pushing her limits, learning and trying new things to help keep her strong and healthy on all levels.  It brings Tracy so much joy to share all of these passions with others, so they too can experience how it feels to truly feel alive.


This was a wonderful format for a wellness retreat so well rounded – Chantal

This was my first yoga retreat. It was perfect. I was supported and learned a lot. I met a fantastic and diverse group of people. The instruction, location and amenities were amazing. Oh, and the food… the chef knocked it out of the park at every meal. I can’t wait for the next one. – Catherine

This Wellness Retreat was an experience like no other I have ever had. The setting was picturesque, surrounded by nature and so peaceful. The facilitators were supportive and knowledgeable about the benefits of breathwork, yoga and cold exposure. From the time we arrived I felt comfortable. Both Susan and Tracy are passionate about their practices and eager to share with others. Taking a dip in a cold lake in November was not something I would have believed I would be able to do, but wth the support of Susan and Tracy and camaraderie of the entire group I was able to participate in each dip! If you’re thinking of trying something new I couldn’t recommend a more supportive duo. It was a weekend I will never forget. – Mandala

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